Is the Linnea Lomax case closed? The question is valid because police in Sacramento and El Dorado County have confirmed that the 19-year-old UC Davis student is missing voluntarily. The coed vanished on June 26th, after being pressured to check herself into a mental health facility, but before her family came to pick her up, she vanished. This is a strange case that just reeks of suspicion and that is in no way stretching for "entertainment value" like some people may want to believe. The disappearance of this young woman is shaping up to be not much of a mystery at all, and the desperation of the family seems to not be as much for her actual safety as it is just wanting her back in the home where they believe she belongs, to be honest.
The Sacramento Sheriff's department says it has done its due diligence in trying to find Linnea, but they believe she is choosing to stay away from friends and family.
The case has been pushed over to El Dorado County Sheriff's Department because the young woman is a resident of the county, not Sac. So do the Sacramento authorities feel that their job is over? What if there's still a chance that this young woman was abducted? People don't like that theory, nor do some people appreciate reading about the very likely theory that the woman is suicidal, but that is also theoretically possible.
Linnea Lomax is described as an overachiever who had a sort of "mental breakdown" while studying for finals. However, the Sutter mental health facility gave her a clean bill of health before releasing her. In the midst of her disappearance it seems that emotions are running high, and there are people on the search for her that seem to think the world isn't big enough for others who aren't interested in prayer and giving money away. Do donations help in searches for a woman who simply does not want to be found? No. Do prayers help in the searches for a woman who doesn't want to be found? Again, no.
This Facebook page appears to be the source of many abusive members who have commented all over the net in regards to this case. It appears that any post about this young woman that doesn't direct people to donate or volunteer to pray for her get the nasty sides of the members of this page. It's a shame that there are people who continue to perpetuate the bullying that can happen in these high-profile cases, and even more disappointing that they are still claiming the missing woman is "vulnerable/at risk" even though El Dorado County Sheriff's Dept. have simply stated that she is missing and doesn't want to be found. Yet, repeating the words of the police and other media sources in this case attracts the wrath of these members who only want their agendas published.
This is counterproductive and feels almost as though their interests only lie in seeking attention, when this is a universally mutual effort at finding a missing woman. Now it just seems like the case is closed because she doesn't want to be found. Are they going to continue soliciting donations and volunteer help regarding a woman who simply does not want to be around her family? She is an adult, not a teenage girl. This makes as much as as seeking help to retrieve a an adult roommate who wants to live in a new apartment, doesn't it? That's just an opinion, and it appears that it's a rightful one to have.
At any rate, do you blame this girl for disappearing? It's been worded in several reports that her family removed her from college and "put her" into the mental health facility. She was given a "clean bill of health" so obviously these actions were probably out of exaggeration. It's possible that she isn't the one with problems, but perhaps those who are trying to control her. That's just an observation, but hopefully more facts about this young woman's disappearance come to light so as to put a stop to the speculation -- and there is plenty to be had!
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